Topic: Fela! The Original Broadway Cast Recording

Thoughts on Fela | Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes)

This is part of a series of videos presenting the salutations of celebrities on the occasion of what would have been Fela’s 75th birthday. Also on this day, 15th October, Knitting Factory Records are releasing Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album featuring interpretations of Fela songs by a raft of top drawer artists. All profits from this album go towards combatting AIDS.

Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) salutes Fela and talks about her favourite Fela song.

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Thoughts on Fela | Wunmi

This is part of a series of videos presenting the salutations of celebrities on the occasion of what would have been Fela’s 75th birthday. Also on this day, 15th October, Knitting Factory Records are releasing Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album featuring interpretations of Fela songs by a raft of top drawer artists. All profits from this album go towards combatting AIDS.

New York – based Nigerian songstress, dancer and fashion designer, Wunmi, shares her thoughts and feelings about the Black President.

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Thoughts on Fela | Jim James

This is part of a series of videos presenting the salutations of celebrities on the occasion of what would have been Fela’s 75th birthday. Also on this day, 15th October, Knitting Factory Records are releasing Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album featuring interpretations of Fela songs by a raft of top drawer artists. All profits from this album go towards combatting AIDS.

Jim James (My Morning Jacket) Explains how he could listen to Fela all day long and describes his favourite Fela song.

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Thoughts on Fela | M-1 (Dead Prez)

This is part of a series of videos presenting the salutations of celebrities on the occasion of what would have been Fela’s 75th birthday. Also on this day, 15th October, Knitting Factory Records are releasing Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album featuring interpretations of Fela songs by a raft of top drawer artists. All profits from this album go towards combatting AIDS.

M1 (Dead Prez) salutes Fela on what would have been his 75th birthday.

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Thoughts on Fela | Baloji

This is part of a series of videos presenting the salutations of celebrities on the occasion of what would have been Fela’s 75th birthday. Also on this day, 15th October, Knitting Factory Records are releasing Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album featuring interpretations of Fela songs by a raft of top drawer artists. All profits from this album go towards combatting AIDS.

Baloji, whose rendition of ‘Buy Africa’ opens the ‘Red Hot + Fela’ album, fashioned this tribute to The Black President by talking about his favourite Fela song.

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Thoughts On Fela | Talib Kweli

This is part of a series of videos presenting the salutations of celebrities on the occasion of what would have been Fela’s 75th birthday. Also on this day, 15th October, Knitting Factory Records are releasing Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album featuring interpretations of Fela songs by a raft of top drawer artists. All profits from this album go towards combatting AIDS.

Talib Kweli reflects on how he first heard Fela and how it inspired him.

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Thoughts on Fela | Ahmir-Khalib Thompson A.K.A Questlove

This is part of a series of videos presenting the salutations of celebrities on the occasion of what would have been Fela’s 75th birthday. Also on this day, 15th October, Knitting Factory Records are releasing Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album featuring interpretations of Fela songs by a raft of top drawer artists. All profits from this album go towards combatting AIDS.

The Roots drummer supremo, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, better known as
?uestlove, shares his memories of first hearing Fela and goes on to describe his favourite song.

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Thoughts on Fela | Bill T Jones

This is the first in a series of videos presenting the salutations of celebrities on the occasion of what would have been Fela’s 75th birthday. Also on this day, 15th October, Knitting Factory Records are releasing Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album featuring interpretations of Fela songs by a raft of top drawer artists. All profits from this album go towards combatting AIDS.

Bill T Jones, choreographer extraordinaire and director of the Broadway musical, Fela! salutes Fela and talks about his favourite Fela song.

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Thoughts on Fela | Alex Gibney

This is part of a series of videos presenting the salutations of celebrities on the occasion of what would have been Fela’s 75th birthday. Also on this day, 15th October, Knitting Factory Records are releasing Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album featuring interpretations of Fela songs by a raft of top drawer artists. All profits from this album go towards combatting AIDS.

Oscar-winning filmmaker, Alex Gibney, who is currently completing what is widely anticipated to be the definitive Fela documentary discusses his favourite Fela song.

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